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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Reactions To Selections Of ROTB Writers

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We just finished up our own projections for the 2011 NFL Draft. Now it is time for you to tell us what you thought. Who was drafted too high? Who fell more than expected? Give us a grade. Comment on the picks. Were there surprises?

As Iook at it, there are three very clear things that would change. First of all, Cam Newton is not going to fall to number 12. We may all think he shouldn't be picked high, but he will be.

Secondly, since we started the draft, Nick Fairley's stock has fallen. He definitely will not be number one overall. He will likely still be a top 10 players, but not number one.

Likewise, Da'Quan Bowers is likely to fall much further than number six. Concerns about his knee being healthy enough to play more than a few years in the league will cause him to fall.

In our projections, only Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton were the quarterbacks drafted in the first round. When the real draft happens, I would not be surprised to see as many as four be taken on Thursday.

Now it is your turn. Who go the best pick for their team's needs? How would you grade the writers on the whole of the round?

Here is how the writers' draft panned out:

Draft Pick

Team

Writer GM Pick

1

Carolina

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

2

Denver

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

3

Buffalo

Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

4

Cincinnati

A.J. Green , WR, Georgia

5

Arizona

Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

6

Cleveland

Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

7

San Francisco

Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

8

Tennesee

Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

9

Dallas

Robert Quinn, DE, UNC

10

Washington

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

11

Houston

JJ Watts, DE, Wisconsin

12

Minnesota

Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

13

Detroit

Tyron Smith, OT, USC

14

St. Louis

Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

15

Miami

Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

16

Jacksonville

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

17

New England

Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

18

San Diego

Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple

19

NY Giants

Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

20

Tampa Bay

Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

21

Kansas City

Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

22

Indianapolis

Mike Pouncey, C, Florida

23

Philadelphia

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

24

New Orleans

Cameron Jordan, DE, California

25

Seattle

Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

26

Baltimore

Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA

27

Atlanta

Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

28

New England

Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova

29

Chicago

Marcus Cannon, OT/OG, TCU

30

NY Jets

Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

31

Pittsburgh

Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

32

Green Bay

Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State